About Danté

Danté Exum is an Australian professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was considered one of the best prospects for the 2014 NBA draft prior to graduating from high school in 2013. He chose to bypass college and was ultimately selected by the Jazz with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Exum was born in the Melbourne suburb of East Melbourne to American parents. He played for the Keilor Basketball Association as a junior and attended Lake Ginninderra Secondary College in Canberra in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport. He grew up also playing Australian rules football.

In April 2013, Exum participated in the Nike Hoop Summit for the World Select Team, where he recorded 16 points, three rebounds and two assists in a 112–98 win over the USA Junior Select Team. In October 2013, he graduated from Lake Ginninderra and had the option to enroll in college and play college basketball during the 2013–14 season, but he decided against it.

On 28 January 2014, it was announced that Exum signed with agents from Landmark Sports and that he would declare for the 2014 NBA draft.